The purpose of the observation stage is to maintain focus on the text at hand within the normative rules of language, context and logic which limits the observer to the content offered by the book of John. This will serve to avoid going on unnecessary tangents elsewhere; and more importantly, it will provide the framework for a proper and objective comparison with passages located elsewhere in Scripture.

Note that similar or the same subject matter describing an historic event which matter is essentially the same as the subject matter in another passage in Scripture does not necessarily prove that the passages in view portray the same event. This is so, including those passages in which Jesus Himself is in view. For not everyone who lived or passed through the Palestinian region - which numbered in the millions - were present every time and in every place that Jesus preached and healed people. So it stands to reason that the subject matter that He preached bore frequent repetition in order to reach the greatest numbers.

On the other hand, passages in Scripture which not only have similar or the same subject matter describing an event but which also have different subject matter from one another, may or may not have the same event in view depending upon a full examination of the context of each of the passages. Given the brevity of the bible - the limited time, space and resources such as paper, ink, etc. - not everything was capable of being included in each of the writings or even in all of the writings together. There are going to be similarities and differences. But a careful examination of Scripture   will reveal that there is nevertheless a miraculous harmony and complete absence of contradiction.

Remember that something elsewhere may be true, but in the text at hand it may not be in view.

A) [Jn 11:1-44]:

1) [Jn 11:1-3]:

2) [Jn 11:4]:

3) [Jn 11:5-7]:

4) [Jn 11:8]:

5) [Jn 11:9-10]:

a) [(Jn 11:9-10) Compare Expositor's Bible Commentary]:

6) [Jn 11:11-16]:

7) [Jn 11:17-27]:

a) (Jn 11:17-18) [Expositor's Bible Commentary]:

b) (Jn 11:17-18) [Wikipedia]:

c) (Jn 11:19) [Expositor's Bible Commentary]:

d) [(Rev 20:6, 14; 21:8)]:

e) (Jn 1:1-3) The Word Is Personified By The Pronoun, 'Him,' The Agent Of All Creation, Himself Uncreated, Preexistent, Eternal And God

8) [Jn 11:28-37]:

9) [Jn 11:38-44]:

a) [(Jn 11:43-44) Expositor's Bible Commentary]:

B) [Jn 11:45-57]:

1) [(Jn 11:45-57) Overview of Jn 11:45-57]:

a) [Compare Matthew chapter 23]:

2) [(Jn 11:45-57) Commentary On Verses 45-57]:

a) [(Jn 11:45-46)]:

b) [(Jn 11:47)]:

c) [(Jn 11:48-53)]:

d) [Jn 11:54-57]: